Australians help nab former cub scout leader on child porn charges in the US

William Gates, 40, was charged with possession of child pornography on Friday He's accused of keeping 1,000 images on five separate electronic devices Australian law enforcement tipped off Boston police in November 1017 

By Brianne Tolj For Daily Mail Australia

Published: 02:09 BST, 2 April 2018 | Updated: 02:10 BST, 2 April 2018

An American former Cub Scout leader has been arrested on child pornography charges after Australian authorities tipped off local police.

William Gates, from Burlington, north of Boston, was charged with five counts of possession of child pornography on Friday, according to the Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan.

The 40-year-old is accused of storing more than 1,000 pictures depicting child pornography on five separate electronic devices.

William Gates, an American former Cub Scout leader, was arrested near Boston on child pornography charges after Australian authorities tipped off local police (stock image)

William Gates, an American former Cub Scout leader, was arrested near Boston on child pornography charges after Australian authorities tipped off local police (stock image)

'In November of 2017, Homeland Security Investigators in Boston, received information from an Australian law enforcement agency that an unknown individual in the Boston-area may be engaged with a website known to law enforcement for sharing child pornography,'

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